Nicole Wadsworth named dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nicole Wadsworth named dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nicole Wadsworth has been appointed dean of New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, effective Dec. 1.

Wadsworth, who is board-certified in emergency medicine, most recently served as site dean for the NYITCOM-Long Island campus, and senior associate dean at NYITCOM prior to that.

In her new role, Wadsworth will be responsible for the overall academic and strategic direction of NYITCOM’s Long Island and Jonesboro, Ar., locations. She will also continue to oversee day-to-day operations on the Long Island campus.

Before arriving at NYITCOM in 2018, Wadsworth served as associate dean of academic affairs at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

While there for 17 years, she served in various faculty and administrative roles, including associate dean of academic affairs and administrative lead of the medical school’s Pathways to Health and Wellness curriculum.

“Having worked closely with Dr. Wadsworth over the last few years, I can attest to her wealth of knowledge regarding academics, her dedication to our students, and her commitment to our faculty and staff,” said Jerry Balentine, D.O., who served as NYITCOM dean prior to his recent promotion to executive vice president and chief operating officer for New York Institute of Technology. “Her breadth of experience and strong national presence make her the ideal candidate to guide NYITCOM into the future.”

Wadsworth received her B.A. in Biology from Manhattanville College and earned her D.O. degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her training in emergency medicine at South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, where she also served as the hospital’s chief resident in 2001.

She currently serves on the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Ethics and Professionalism Task Force and works with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners in developing cases for the Level 3 COMLEX-USA exam.


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